Obstacles to hiring foreign workers increasing

Getting the right approvals and permits more difficult as government focuses on jobs for Canadians hit by recession
By Sergio Karas
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 08/26/2009

Foreign worker program changing with times

Under the Service Canada/Human Resources and Skills Development Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program, employers are permitted to hire foreign workers to work temporarily in Canada to fill labour shortages in Canada and bring new skills and knowledge to help the country’s economy grow.